I posted this a few weeks back and thought that today it deserved to be re-posted for a very special dog. A wonderful friend of mine lost her dog yesterday. Lamont was a part of the family for 13 years. I have been in her shoes more times than I care to remember and I know how empty her home and her heart feel today.
If Lamont was here today, I would imagine he would want that love he received so unconditionally not to be wasted. He would want it to be given away as unselfishly as it was given to him! Hopefully now he doesn’t have a pink collar any longer! Good luck…I would have some tissues available!!
Before humans die, they write their last Will & Testament, and give their home and all they have to those they leave behind.
If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask….
To a poor and lonely stray I’d give:
My happy home,
My cozy bed,
My soft pillows and all my toys,
The lap which I loved so much,
The hand that stroked my fur and the sweet voice which spoke my name,
I’d will to the sad scared shelter dog the place I had in my human’s heart, of which there seemed no bounds.
So when I die please do not say, “I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand.” Instead go find an unloved dog; one whose life has held no joy or hope and give MY place to him.
This is the only thing I can give…the love I left behind.
~ Author Unknown